19 RSS Feed readers and Check Webpages for changes(Explained)

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18 Add-ons in this Collection

Bamboo Feed Reader by Julien Fray

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 257 reviews

19,663 users

Feed reader | RSS - ATOM - OPML

Check4Change by Ronen Zilberman

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 150 reviews

27,174 users

Check4Change (aka C4C) is a simple extension that allows you to select a part of a web-page, and get notified when it changes.
Collector's Note Highlight a part of a page and set that part of the page to refresh every x seconds/minutes. Whenever that part changes, an alarm gets shown/sounded and the tab is focussed. Since only the highlighted part of the page is changed, it does not use many resources, doesn't decrease your internet speed when you surf other tabs, and does not use much RAM either. A fabulous addon. Most recommended.

Simple RSS Reader (SRR) by Alvaro Junior

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

11,616 users

Simple tool for displaying RSS feeds.

Distill Web Monitor (formerly AlertBox) by Ajit K, Distill

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 169 reviews

17,304 users

Monitor web page and feed for changes. Get SMS and email alerts when change is detected.
Collector's Note Update Scanner, SiteDelta and Alert Box are the three addons that let you monitor websites for changes. They all are only slightly different. I personally like Update Scanner, but you might want to try the others too. If your needs are extensive, you might need to use all 3 of them.

Update Scanner by sneakypete81

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 209 reviews

29,682 users

Monitors web pages for updates. Useful for websites that don't provide Atom or RSS feeds.
Collector's Note Update Scanner, SiteDelta and Alert Box are the three addons that let you monitor websites for changes. They all are only slightly different. I personally like Update Scanner, but you might want to try the others too. If your needs are extensive, you might need to use all 3 of them.

Feedly - Beyond Google Reader by feedly

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars 3,597 reviews

78,987 users

A productive way to organize, read and share the content of your favorite feeds, blogs and news sites. Feedly offers a seamless transition from Google Reader.
Collector's Note Uses the Feedly website to read and recommend feeds. Feedly has a great interface and makes your RSS feeds look better than they do with Google reader. The best feature is that it recommends feeds based on the ones you already have subscribed to.

NewsFox by Andrey Gromyko, R Pruitt

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 215 reviews

32,457 users

NewsFox is an efficient 3-pane(email) style Atom/RSS feed reader.
Collector's Note Sage, Brief and News Fox are the two best fully featured RSS Feed readers in Firefox. News Fox has more features, while Sage is lightest and simplest to use. Brief falls somewhere in between Sage and News Fox. Choose any one of them.

Feed Sidebar by Christopher Finke

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 106 reviews

7,057 users

The Feed Sidebar is an extension for Firefox that displays the items from your Live Bookmarks in the sidebar.

RSS Ticker by Christopher Finke

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 161 reviews

7,734 users

RSS Ticker loads your Live Bookmarks and scrolls their entries across your screen while you surf.
Collector's Note Headlines ticker is a better addon than RSS ticker which uses a lot of RAM. The only difference is that Headlines Ticker is seen on the navigation bar besides the search engine, while RSS Ticker is at the bottom beneath the addon bar. I would choose Headlines ticker unless you have no space on the navigation bar where it resides.

Brief by Adam Kowalczyk, Denis Lisov

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 657 reviews

19,839 users

Brief makes reading RSS feeds as easy and intuitive as it gets. Designed to have exactly the right set of features, it is powerful and simple at the same time. Feeds are presented on a seamless, interactive page which let's you bookmark and tag items...
Collector's Note Sage, Brief and News Fox are the two best fully featured RSS Feed readers in Firefox. News Fox has more features, while Sage is lightest and simplest to use. Brief falls somewhere in between Sage and News Fox. Choose any one of them.

Sage by Peter Andrews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 176 reviews

21,791 users

Sage is a lightweight RSS and Atom feed reader extension for Mozilla Firefox. It's got a lot of what you need and not much of what you don't.
Collector's Note Sage, Brief and News Fox are the two best fully featured RSS Feed readers in Firefox. News Fox has more features, while Sage is lightest and simplest to use. Brief falls somewhere in between Sage and News Fox. Choose any one of them.

RSS Icon In Awesombar by JasnaPaka

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

11,862 users

Add RSS icon back into location bar (URL) in Firefox 4.0. This icon was showed in Firefox 3.5/3.6 by default when page offered feeds.

infoRSS by Didier Ernotte

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 92 reviews

3,646 users

Displays RSS, Atom, Twitter, parsed HTML and NNTP feed in a scrolling area in the status bar. Compatible with podcasting RSS which can be downloaded directly. It's also a good Google email notifier.
Collector's Note Known to cause crashes and has many issues. I think the future releases will fix these problems. If the problems have been fixed by the time you read this, it will be a good addon to have.

SiteDelta by Andreas Schierl

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

1,651 users

Notifies when websites are changed and highlights the changes since last visit.
Collector's Note Update Scanner, SiteDelta and Alert Box are the three addons that let you monitor websites for changes. They all are only slightly different. I personally like Update Scanner, but you might want to try the others too. If your needs are extensive, you might need to use all 3 of them.

HeadlinesTicker by Noy Shimotsuki (LLLuna)

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

859 users

Show RSS/Atom headlines on toolbar.
Collector's Note Google Reader Plus have the same features as Google Reader Watcher i.e both show you the number of feeds on a toolbar button and let you open the Google Reader page using the same button. GoogleReaderPlus has additional features in that it also adds a few features to the Google Reader website.
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